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Dec 7th, 2021
If you’re leaning toward pausing your vaccination requirement process, be ready to crank it back up on a dime, legal experts stress. After the Biden administration issued two COVID-19 vaccination regulations on Nov. 5 — one from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and one from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — states ...
The second and final day of AUDITCON, AAPC’s virtual conference dedicated to the world of auditing, kicked off with attendees eager to learn more about the ins and outs of auditing. The chat wall was full of enthusiasm about the first day’s sessions and anticipation for more, with comments like “Yesterday was so informative, can’t ...
Oct 11th, 2021
Second interim final rule implements additional protections and addresses the independent dispute resolution process. On Sept. 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (the Departments), along with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), released an interim final rule (IFR) with comment period, ...
In Billing
Oct 1st, 2021
Improve claims payment rates by knowing what dictates coding and billing policies. I was presenting at a local chapter meeting when a medical coding student asked a question about the topic I was covering. “I don’t mean to be dense, but why do we do it that way?” she asked. I am sure the look ...
Sep 30th, 2021
Payers and hospitals call for a delay until 2023 as they wait for key elements of the NSA to be released and an end to the public health emergency. As the Jan. 1, 2022, compliance date for the No Surprises Act (NSA) that bans surprise (balance) billing approaches, insurers and hospitals are asking to delay ...